Let’s Talk About: Cetacean Strandings

The recent mass cetacean stranding in the Florida Everglades has drawn a lot of attention, from the media and public alike, however this isn’t the first time a mass stranding of this particular species (False Killer Whale, Pseudorca crassidens) has occured (Kommetjie, 2009; Hamlin Bay, 2005).  It’s not even the...

Worlds Most Endangered Primates

At the end of November, the most recent report detailing the world’s 25 most endangered primates was released.  The report is a joint compilation by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC) ; Bristol Zoological Society; the International Primatological Society (IPS) and Conservation International (CI).  Updated...

End of an MRes…

For the past year I have been hard at work studying with Marwell Wildlife and the University of Southampton researching genetic adaptation in captive Partula snails as part of an MRes in Wildlife conservation. You can read more about my experiences during the course and the thoughts of current...